Thursday, June 3, 2010


Finally! I read a book! It feels good to say that.
Thanks Lori for recommending it. I waited a long time for my turn to get it from the library. They have like 50 copies but it still took forever. It's called "The Help" by Kathryn stockett.
I don't read a lot of modern literature but because Lori said she enjoyed it so much I thought I'd try it. It's based in jackson mississippi in 1963. It's told from the perspective of three women dealing with the racial tensions of the day. I had a hard time putting it down which means that jackson didn't like it at all because I ignored him more than I should. I have a hard time mentally juggling my "southern pride" and embarrassment when I read about the treatment of blacks at that time. Some of the comments the white women would make were so ignorant, not necessarily intentionally malignant. I fear hurting people's feelings. I guess I'm easy to get my feelings hurt and so I really don't like offending somebody else. While I was reading this book it made me wonder if the way I live my life may unknowingly hurt others. Does that make sense? Well I loved the story because it did make me think a lot about who I am, why I'm that way and who guided me where I am. I just love books that make ya think.


tracyp said...

That sounds great! I love when books make you think also!

Bonnie said...

I stayed up reading it all night. And after I talked to you, I went back and started reading it the "right way". I really liked it and I know what you mean about wondering if I unintentionally hurt peoples feelings. Anyways thanks so much for letting me borrow it!

Jeni said...

I've been waiting for this one at our library too. I agree with you..very proud to be a Southerner, very embarrassed by some of our Southern past. Glad you liked it. I'm behind, but reading the Hunger Games right now..very good. By the time I finish the first two, the third will be coming out in August.